Big budget superhero movies require big budget superhero muscles. Plenty of actors have gotten into serious shape to play their action heavy roles in tentpole films. Every superhero legally needs to have a six pack -- even the ones that are entirely CGI. Cyborg may not have many human muscles anymore, but that doesn't mean Ray Fisher didn't have to do some physical work for his role in Justice League. Fisher gained 33 lbs. in order to play his technological superhero character and posted a picture of showing off the results of his training. Check it out below.
Ray Fisher will be playing Cyborg in the upcoming DC blockbuster Justice League, and even though his character only has maybe 10% human parts, he still had to work out hard -- gotta look good for those flashbacks! Fisher posted a picture of himself to Instagram during one of his exercise routines, showing off pretty much every muscle in his body. The actor writes that before Justice League he was 190 lbs. but now stands at an impressive 223 lbs. And he's asthmatic too! Kudos to Fisher for getting physically fit for a role that really won't ever get to show those muscles off.
The one muscular organ that Cyborg will get plenty of time to show off, however, is his heart. The character has been said to be the heart of Justice League, as Cyborg's transformation will leave him questioning just how human he is anymore. This will serve as the basis for the fears he needs to overcome, which would make him arguably the most tragic and sympathetic member of the superhero team.
Justice League is currently going through some highly publicized reshoots, which include lightening the tone of the film and possibly changing the ending. Cyborg has apparently also received some tweaking. Joe Morton, who plays Cyborg's father and creator, was a part of some of the smaller reshoots involving Cyborg, where he said they were trying to lighten the character. So, things might not be entirely doom and gloom for Cyborg.
Directed by Zack Snyder (and Joss Whedon), Justice League tells the story of the formation of the Justice League, as Batman assembles a team of powered individuals to protect the planet from terrible threats. The threat, in this case, is Steppenwolf, an alien invader attempting to collect three Mother Boxes, which will allow him to conquer the Earth. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, and J.K. Simmons.
Justice League is scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, 2017. To learn as much about the film as possible before then, make sure to hit up everything we know so far about Justice League.
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